Birth, Deaths & Marriages

DEATHS
CAIRNIE — Peacefully at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary on Sunday, 5th August, 2018, Alan Cairnie aged 81 years of Palmer Drive, Stranraer. Formerly of Belvedere Farm, Lochans. Beloved husband of the late Sheila Paton. Dearly loved father of Stuart and Carolyn, much loved grandfather and great grandfather of all the family. Funeral on Friday, 10th August, 2018. Service in Ardwell Community Kirk at 11.30.am. Thereafter to Inch Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Stranraer Cancer Drop-in Centre and Cancer Research on retiral from church.
CAMPBELL — Our beloved sister, Rita, formerly of Lochans, died 14th July, 2018. Cremated Masonhill by Ayr on the 25th July, 2018. — Rex, Raymond and dear friends Karen, Paul and Tracy.
DRENNAN — Peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on Friday, 3rd August, 2018, Ken Drennan, aged 72 years, of 16 Mayfield Avenue, Stranraer. Beloved husband of Ruby, much-loved dad of Mark, father-in-law of Catherine and adored grandad of Oscar and Esmée. Funeral service to which all friends are respectfully invited at Masonhill Crematorium, by Ayr on Saturday, 11th August, 2018 at 12 noon. After the cremation service and for those not able to attend the crematorium the family would like to invite you to join them at Creachmore Golf Club, Stranraer at approximately 3.p.m. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to charity on retiral from service.
FAULKNER — Peacefully at home on Friday, 3rd August, 2018, Dr. Joy Rosemary Faulkner aged 78 years of Mosscroft Bungalow, Stoneykirk, Stranraer. Beloved partner of Sue Mattison, dearly loved sister of David and a much loved aunt of all the family. Funeral on Friday, 24th August, 2018. Service in St. Joseph's R.C. Church at 12.00.noon. Thereafter to Masonhill Crematorium by Ayr at 2.00.pm. All friends respectfully invited, family flowers only please, donations if desired to Mistletoe Therapy on retiral from church.
FERGUSSON, ALEX — On the 31st July 2018, peacefully at home surrounded by his family, Sir Alex Fergusson, Grennan, Dalry. A Memorial Service will be held in Kirkcudbright Parish Church on Friday, 17th August at 11.00am to which everyone is invited to attend. If so desired, donations to ME Research UK, Perth may be given at the church.
HAMILTON — Our dear aunt Mary, who died 28th July, 2018. Forever in our hearts you'll be sadly missed. — Rex, Raymond and Karen.
NABB — Peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, 31st July, 2018, Helen Nabb née Blain, aged 68 years, of 12 Clenoch Street, Stranraer. Beloved wife of Stuart, much loved mum of Beverley and Lyndsey, devoted grandma of Robbie, Avah, Phoebe and Payton, and a dear sister of Kenneth. Funeral service to which all friends are respectfully invited at Masonhill Crematorium, by Ayr on Thursday, 9th August, 2018 at 11.15 a.m. After the cremation service and for those not able to attend the crematorium the family would like to invite you to join them at the Railway Inn, Stranraer at approximately 1.30.p.m. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Lochryan Pipe Band on retiral from service.
RODRIGUEZ — Interment of Ashes of Carol Ann Rodriguez, eldest daughter of the late Luz and Patricia (Dolly) nee Kyle, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA. Service to which all family and friends are respectfully invited will take place on Monday, 13th August, 2018 at 10.00 a.m. in Glebe Cemetery, Stranraer.
STEEL — On 1st August 2018, peacefully at Craigielea Care Centre, Renfrew, Carol Jane Steel, née McIlwaine, formerly of S.A.C. Auchincruive. A dearly loved mum and sister. Cremated at Roucan Loch, Dumfries on 8th August.
YOUNG — Peacefully at Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer on Thursday, 2nd August, 2018, Paula Anne Young aged 51 years of Finnart Crescent, Stranraer. Dearly loved daughter of Mike and Anne, much loved sister of Nigel. Funeral on Wednesday, 15th August, 2018. Service in the Trinity Church of Stranraer at 12.00.noon. Thereafter to the Glebe Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited, family flowers only please, donations if desired in aid of Stranraer Cancer Drop-in Centre on retiral from church.
IN MEMORIAM
DINSMORE — Treasured memories of my dear husband, Gilbert, died 8th August, 2002. Memories are like threads of gold They never tarnish or grow old. Love you, miss you, always will. — Wife Rose and Family.
SPROTT — In loving memory of a dear mother, mother-in-law and grandmother, Helen (Nelly), who died 4th August, 1990. Always remembered. — Josie, Davie, Patsy and young George.
WHORLOW, TOM — Treasured memories of a much loved dad, grandad and great grandad, died 11th August, 1993. Never more than a thought away Remembered with love every day. — Linda, Brian, Douglas, Kenneth and Families.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
LAWRIE — Susan and family would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for kind expressions of sympathy received in their recent sad bereavement. All staff of Belmont Nursing home and Trust Housing for their care and kindness, the Rev. John Burns for kind ministrations, Craignelder Hotel for catering and Alan Dougan of John McNeil Funeral Directors for arrangements.
MCKAY — James, Gwenda and family would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for cards, flowers and kind expressions of sympathy received in their recent sad bereavement. Police and paramedics for their prompt attention, Rev. Pam Bellis for kind ministrations and Alan Dougan of John McNeil Funeral Directors for his excellent handling of arrangements.
MCTAGGART — Barry and family would like to thank all of the staff, doctors and nurses at the Galloway Community Hospital and Waverley Medical Centre - unfailing care was carried out with professionalism, empathy and humour. - Avonhaugh, Rocklea Avenue, Stranraer.
ENGAGEMENT
NEYRA — CHUNG — Both families are delighted to announce the engagement of Alejandro and Rachel on Monday the 23rd of July, 2018 in Varadero, Cuba.